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When to See a Periodontist


Taking care of your oral health is important and it is even more important to know which dental expert to go to depending on your needs. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of … Continued


Is a Root Canal Painful?


There is a common misconception that a root canal is the most painful dental procedure around. While root canals are not exactly as comfortable as a massage and a session in the hot tub, they are nowhere near as painful … Continued


Reasons To Visit an Emergency Dentist


There are all sorts of reasons to visit an emergency dentist. In fact, it makes sense to obtain treatment as soon as possible so you do not risk exacerbating the problem and requiring even more intense or costly treatment as … Continued


Oral Health Problems Treated by Your Mission Viejo Dentist


Knowing when to visit Ballou Dental Arts at our Mission Viejo dentist office is important because many oral health problems start out small and develop into major issues if left untreated. However, when you visit the dentist in a timely … Continued


Visit Our Dental Office for Preventative Care


A visit to our dental office is probably the single most effective way to prevent infections, cavities, and oral diseases. We have found that people who visit the dental office on a regular basis have significantly fewer problems with their … Continued


The Scoop About Fluoride From a Dentist


As a dentist office in Mission Viejo, we use fluoride to help strengthen teeth. You may even see ads for toothpaste containing fluoride and wonder if it even works; let alone, how it works. Fluorine is a naturally occurring substance … Continued


What You Can Expect From our Family Dentistry Office


In our family dentistry office, our goal is to keep you, our patient, in the best possible oral health. We do this by examining and cleaning your teeth on a regular basis. We would prefer to do so twice a … Continued


How to Take Care of Your Children’s Teeth


For parents, it is important to know how to take care of children‘s teeth. This is an important step in maintaining their oral health on a lifelong basis. After all, children look to parents for direction on how to live … Continued


Foods That You Can Eat After a Tooth Extraction


After a tooth extraction, it is important to take good care of your gums so that they do not suffer any unnecessary irritation. We typically recommend that patients avoid hard or crunchy foods like nuts, chips, toast, cereal or anything … Continued


We Can Remove Your Wisdom Teeth in a Comfortable Way


If you still have your wisdom teeth, call Ballou Dental Arts to schedule an appointment and find out if you need to have them extracted. This is an important step to take because not everyone does. If your wisdom teeth … Continued